|We've got the T logo, but no station sign. As you can probably tell by the foliage, I came here a while back.|
|Under the bridge.|
|A train arrives at the station.|
Ridership: Surprisingly, this is the busiest station on the D Branch, and one of the busiest on the above ground portions of the Green Line. It gets almost 3,500 passengers per weekday, some of which probably come from the apartments nearby, and others work at the Landmark Center. And I'm sure quite a few people use this station to get to Fenway Park, too.
Pros: It's a pretty unique station for the D Branch. Much of it is sheltered, and there are some nice amenities here. There's no busway, but shelters in both directions is more than enough for only two bus routes.
Cons: The station's kinda dingy under the bridge. Also, there's no way to cross the tracks aside from two level crossings, which is annoying. Finally, it would be nice if they had a Fenway sign at the Park Drive entrance. I feel like that would make it more obvious that there's a train station there.
Nearby and Noteworthy: Let me get this out of the way: this is not the closest station to Fenway Park. That honor goes to Kenmore, which is served by the B and C Branches as well. Landmark Center, however, seems like a good complex, and that's exclusive to Fenway. Plus, the reviews all say that the parking lot is a mess - so just take the train!
Final Verdict: 6/10
Not that great, but certainly not terrible. It's kinda cool how much of the station is under a bridge, which provides shelter, but also makes it more dingy. The bus situation is pretty good, but the track-crossing situation is not - a footbridge would be fantastic. And for goodness' sake MBTA, change this station's name to something less misleading!
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